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Hardcover American Steam Locomotives: Design and Development, 1880-1960 Book

ISBN: 0253039339

ISBN13: 9780253039330

American Steam Locomotives: Design and Development, 1880-1960

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For nearly half of the nation's history, the steam locomotive was the outstanding symbol for progress and power. It was the literal engine of the Industrial Revolution, and it played an instrumental role in putting the United States on the world stage. While the steam locomotive's basic principle of operation is simple, designers and engineers honed these concepts into 100-mph passenger trains and 600-ton behemoths capable of hauling mile-long...

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